School Details

Hudson High School

69 Brigham St, Hudson, MA 01749
(978) 567-6250
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK, 8-12 & ungraded 1237 students 14 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math, and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Hudson Public Schools average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

98%
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73%
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71%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math, and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Hudson Public Schools average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
69%
73%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCASSTE)

In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS STE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Hudson Public Schools average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Hudson High School is a public high school in Town of Hudson. The principal of Hudson High School is John Stapelfeld. 1,237 students go to Hudson High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 18% of the 1,237 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Hudson High School is 14:1. Caritas Academy of Arts & Sciences is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 92% 90%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Asian 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 1%
Multiracial 0.7% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.08% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18% 18%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    This school system as a whole has no respect for special education families and does little to appreciate the challenges of the disability at hand providing a One Size Fits All solution no matter what the disability is. For regular education it's fine if you are a self-learner. Otherwise you will be lost in the system. This has been going on for generations.

  • (8 months ago)

    An administration that lacks knowledge and accountability and professionalism. The lack of compliance and accountability at the district state and federal level.

  • (1 year ago)

    Fantastic school as a former student i have no basis for comparison of course but nevertheless I enjoyed my time there got a great education. HHS gives students the freedom to choose their own paths from extracurricular activities to designing their own independent studies coursework. I was able to pursue what interested me and once I started college coursework seemed easy compared to the demands I met at HHS. The teachers really care about their students. Of course not all students had my experience and at some point but I was proactive in being challenged by taking AP classes (even though people told me it would be too challenging) my teachers gave me the confidence and the help I needed to succeed.

  • (1 year ago)

    Some of the admin at the high school really dont care about student achievment. When you have seniors dropping out this shouldnt happen. You have certain administrators that bully students isnt right. They might want to paint a pretty picture but if your involved first hand of what goes on you know it isnt right.

  • (3 years ago)

    I think the high school staff and principal are very involved and care about the student's wellbeing. One of the reasons why we have not moved from Hudson is because we would like our children to stay in the Hudson school system.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is terrible. The administration does not care about your child. They show a lot of favoritism and just don't get the job done in general. I would not recommend this school to anyone.

  • (5 years ago)

    hudson high is a great school and alot of students agree with this. i dont think that the februrary post was correct at all. the school gets alot of school choice for academics and sports. students go to many ivy league and well respected colleges and the 'pods' are just a way to organize the classrooms and to make it easier for students to find classes students travel around the pods and classrooms every period

  • (6 years ago)

    Very happy with the quality of education. We school choiced our 2 sons from marlborough public schools when they were in 8th and 9th grade and have had nothing but a very positive experience. One has graduated this past Spring and the other is a Senior this year. There is a great sense of community and pride in this school as well there should be. The teachers are engaged and involved with their students and parents.

  • (6 years ago)

    Great school. I did the school choice and liked it a lot more than Marlboro. I just wish that they would have a cut policy but other than that the school is amazing.

  • (7 years ago)

    Just the best school. I switched from Marlborough to Hudson and without a doubt Hudson is better. The teachers actually want to help the students succeed.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a Hudson High School student and think that our school is a lot more safer and has a lot more extracurriculars than some surrounding schools. What I know about Hudson is they are only looking out for the best intrest of the kids and how and what can make them acheive more in life. Hudson's the best! Go Hawks!

  • (9 years ago)

    [The] principal allows political bias to undermine the formation of valuable student clubs that can foster growth debate interpersonal skills and the opportunity for students to freely exchange ideas.

  • (10 years ago)

    I as a student at Hudson High think pretty highly of our school. There is a fabulous amount of student participation in sports and other afterschool activities and the teachers are high quality and helpful. I think Hudson High is a place where one can grow academically and emotionally. We have a great amount and wide variety of college acceptances including most (if not all) of the ivy-league schools and many drama and sports scholarships.

  • (10 years ago)

    Great School Great Teachers Great Sports Great Activities Great Student Involvement Great School

  • (10 years ago)

    I am actually a student at Hudson High and I strongly disagree with the Feb 2004 comment. They obviously misunderstand/are ignorant. Hudson is a very good school. The clustering system is completely differnt from academics. I have never been denied the option of taking an AP course or any course for that matter and there certainly isn't a lottery. For the area I think Hudson provides a pretty comprehensive cirriculum both academically and extra cirricularly. Yes our drama department is very strong but I don't think that is the determining factor in school choice.

  • (10 years ago)

    Classes are taught in pods by interest.... students must give up courses needed on trascripts for college to explore other courses.. not all pods have AP classes then uses lottery so not available although they list many classes. Drama program is the one that draws school choice not the academics. Students are not prepared for college work even honor students have problems.

  • (11 years ago)

    School is too quick to pull the trigger on a student. I feel that they do very little to guide the student in a positive direction. The school seems to take a 'we give up see what you can do with him/her.'

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